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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland's capital, is a thriving modern city. Yet it is also remarkably elegant. This is due in part to the restoration of its magnificent public buildings and distinctive Georgian squares to reveal the elegance of the 18th century to today's visitors. Dublin's people are renowned for being warm, friendly and eager to help visitors enjoy their home city. Dublin can be visited on one of our many Europe cruises

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Dublin, Ireland

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

For a closer look at Ireland's most famous export, visit Irish Whiskey Corner. This 90-year-old warehouse flat has been converted into a museum, featuring a presentation about the making of Irish Whiskey. Visitors receive a complimentary tasting.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit Powerscourt Estate and Gardens, set on 34,000 acres along the River Dargle. Finished in 1875, this garden took over 30 years to complete. Admire the Italian and Japanese gardens and the circular terraces that descend to Triton Lake with its 30 m (100 ft) fountain guarded by winged horses.
  • Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, said to have been the site where St. Patrick baptised converts in 450 A.D.
  • Explore Dublin's history, both tragic and glorious, with haunting memories of great patriots, statesmen, scientists and scholars.
  • Visit the National Gallery, home to more than 2,000 exhibits, including a major collection of Irish landscape paintings.
  • Go back in time at the Dublinia exhibit, featuring a historical portrayal of life in Dublin during the medieval period from 1170 to 1540, including a scale model of Dublin in the 1500s.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Potatoes are a popular food here. Boxty is a traditional potato bread, made pancake thin and often served with a savoury filling. Dublin is also known for its fresh seafood, and its Guinness®. The famous stout has been brewed here since 1759.

Local Currency

Ireland's official currency is the euro (EUR). Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.

Weather in Dublin, Ireland


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 46° 7.78°
Average Low 38° 3.33°
Mean Temperature 41°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 1.88 in 4.78 cm

    Before You Visit

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